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7 hospitals warn they’ve reached their limit, will stop accepting COVID patients

The managers of seven public hospitals say their medical staffs have reached their limit and threaten to stop accepting new COVID-19 patients starting tomorrow.

In a press conference, the managers allege government neglect and renew a public protest campaign against what they say is continued underfunding and lack of adequate steps to support the healthcare system after 16 months of crisis.

“We have been abandoned at the height of the coronavirus crisis,” they say. “We have reached the worst crisis in our history.”

Dr. Ofer Marin, director of Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center, says: “In the current situation, we are unable to continue treatments. We have no equipment, means and salaries to pay. Our conscience forces us to stop treating coronavirus patients starting tomorrow.”

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